Social Credit USA 2017 - A Monetary System for all Americans (Australians-ed) by M. Oliver Heydorn

Isn’t it about time that we had a financial system that worked for all Americans? The Social Credit proposals of the engineer, Clifford Hugh Douglas, explain the kind of monetary reform that needs to be implemented in order to fix our current dysfunctional debt system.

1. In economics, the common good consists in this: all of the members of a society are able to obtain the goods and services that they need to survive and flourish with the minimum consumption of material resources and of human labour.

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THERE IS A ‘REALITY’ THAT WE ARE IGNORING TO OUR PERIL

In “The Essential Christian Heritage” Eric D. Butler (1971) reminded his readers that “Western civilisation (was) correctly described as a Christian civilisation… it was the Christian teaching that man is a special creature made in God’s image, which gave the human person a significance unknown outside Western Europe.  Now man saw himself as part of a type of cosmic spiritual drama and felt he had the power to shape history…”

BUT “… The modern concept of the Rule of Law is far removed from the concept of English Common Law… first we must ask “whose law?”  Like every other human system, a system of law must, if the Christian view of reality is to be accepted, serve the individual, to ensure that his natural rights are protected, that his sovereignty as a free and responsible individual is ensured…

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DO YOU HAVE ‘AN IDEA’ OR DOES ‘THE IDEA’ HAVE YOU?


Jordan B. Peterson asking the question in his interview “Religion, Myth, Science, Truth” - found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Ys4tQPRis.“...Jung asks:  Which ideas have you and where are they suggesting that you go?  That’s like the Greek god idea, we are playthings of the gods.  These are like metamemes,”.

This question sent me to Dr. Bryan Monahan’s “An Introduction to Social Credit”, first published 1947, second edition published 1967, and the reason being Dr. Monahan included an important passage from Cardinal Henry George Newman’s book “Development of Christian Doctrine” on this very question posed by Jordan Peterson.

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THE OLD MARXISTS INFILTRATED THE CHURCHES LONG AGO

“He can’t be serious” were my first thoughts to the On Line article “A Christian church” by Peter Bowden 22/2/2017.

He writes: “The dictionaries will tell you that the word Christian has two meanings: One is a follower of the Christian Church, the second is having qualities usually associated with Christians, especially those of decency, kindness, and fairness. This is an article about the second type of Christian. Or at least a second type of Christian Church.

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REALLY? THE ONLY 'DEMOCRATIC' NATION IN THE REGION?

This is what Wallace Klinck thinks of Cory Berardi's latest bulletin of "Common Sense Lives Here:

Cory Bernardi says that his new so-called “Australian Conservatives" Movement is driving “change” in Australia but from his comments in this bulletin it is more than obvious that the “change” of which he speaks is actually more of the same and even an intended intensification of the tragic and misguided policies which have been the mark of Western politicians in the past—policies which have been contaminated by Pharisaism with the consequent continued phased  degradation of Christian Civilization.  Is Cory simply uninformed—or has he caved in to the false Left-Right dialectic fostered by the forces of destruction which from time immemorial have waged relentless war against Christian beliefs--and especially any organic incarnation of them?

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WE WONDER WILL CORY BERNARDI TAKE NOTE? from Canadian Wallace Klinck


Thanks for this latest report, Cory.Interesting to learn that you have terminated your past political allegiance and decided to pursue a new approach.  You express concern about the accumulated financial debt burden bearing upon Australian society.  Precisely what do you suggest as a solution to this problem?  Under the existing financial system you will be entirely unable to improve this situation or even to halt the relentless growth of that debt. 

All nations operate essentially under the Keynesian system of debt finance.  This system generates financial costs at an ever greater rate than it distributes effective consumer income.  Under existing rules there is no alternative whatsoever but to incur more debt in a futile attempt to compensate for this growing shortage of effective income.  Because this deficiency increases as industry modernizes, and non-labour costs increase relative to labour costs, the financial problem intensifies with every increase in productive efficiency achieved through increasingly refined real capital enhanced by improving technology.

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The "sustainability" ploy from CFACT

Ref: https://www.cfact.org/2017/02/09/the-hidden-agendas-of-sustainability-illusions/Environmental radicals are circling the wagons to defend “global warming” as a rationale to grant them economic and political power, but they're having a tough time. Their scientific case is collapsing.What's a Green to do? Pivot to an eco-campaign that defies any objective measure of objectivity whatsoever: "Sustainability."  The "sustainability" ploy has been working its way through the UN since the first Rio "Earth Summit" in 1992 (we know, CFACT was there), was written into the UN's "Agenda 21" document, and is today quietly but steadily working its way through state and local government halls near you.

CFACT senior policy analyst Paul Driessen posted substantial details at CFACT.org.Here are a few samples of what the Greens are saying about their utopian eco-cause of “sustainability”:

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A NEW HEAVEN A NEW EARTH? NO, A NEW THEOLOGY by Betty Luks

Peter Sellick is concerned upon discovering Christian theology was replaced by a ‘new’ theology (On Line Opinion, Peter Sellick “A new heaven and a new earth” 2 February 2017.  He credits German theologian Johannes Weiss (1863-1914) with the recovery of the Gospel message of “an imminent kingdom of God that was a social reality.”

But there is more to the failure of the Church than you are allowing for Peter.  I offer a portion of Clifford Hugh Douglas’s article The Enemy, originally published in The New English Weekly, 1933 and republished in The Social Crediter 1979.  Found here…. http://socialcredit.com.au/The%20Social%20Crediter/Volume%2058/The%20Social%20Crediter%20Vol%2058%20No%206%20Nov-Dec%201979.pdf.

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LET’S NOT MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE POLITICIANS by Betty Luks

I see that barrister Louise Clegg in her address to the Institute of Public Affairs has suggested that what is needed for ruling parties to ease the gridlock of an uncontrolled Senate, is to have longer parliamentary terms and joint sittings of both Houses to ‘ease the passage of Bills through the Parliaments’.  Her paper appeared on David Pascoe’s Facebook page.

She thought that “If the two major parties had the slightest inclination to put the national interest above their own, they would embark on bipartisan efforts for sensible constitutional change, such as lengthening parliamentary terms and the mooted constitutional amendment to enable joint sittings to address parliamentary gridlock.  These would provide much-needed structural circuit breakers and help governments to govern…”

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CORY BERNARDI TO START HIS OWN 'CONSERVATIVE' PARTY by Betty Luks

Well, the mainstream media is all agog at Senator Bernardi’s decision to quit the Liberal Party and start his own ‘Conservative’ group. The comments section of the Sydney Morning Herald article by Latika Bourke, 7 February, 2017 is very revealing because one can catch a glimpse of what some believe the Liberals – more than sixty years after being formed – now stand for.  'Alice in Wonderland" stuff.  I am sure Alice will feel that she has now reached Wonderland!

·      “If Cory Bernardi took the other backstabbing, Tea Party, fanatical Christians - Tony Abbott, Kevin Andrews, Eric Abetz, George Christensen, Scott Morrison, etc, with him, Turnbull would have a moderate small "l" Liberal party, without pandering to the rightwing extremists.”·       “The conservatives have too much power in the party. Menzies did not want it to be a conservative party.”·       “Turnbull is the sort of small-l liberal that the Liberal Party was always intended [to] have. That's what Menzies wanted. That's why he called it the Liberal Party and not the Conservative Party.”

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DEARIE ME, I HAVE SUCH A SUSPICIOUS MIND ! by Betty Luks

I think I see just what is planned for at least one section of the society.  Yes, a Universal Basic Income (UBI) will come in – there are too many millions who cannot get a job because of technology and robotics taking over, and replacing them in the workforce.  In such circumstances, too much danger of the Precariat revolting and the elite losing control of this world order.

But it is not intended that the UBI will be issued through new credits/money, as the National (Consumer) Dividend would be, but only through the raising of more taxes by governments and/or more debt taken on by governments.

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Restoration of The Commons

from the Social Credit Discussion Group:Question and statement:It is true that Social Credit was never proposed or discussed by the Fathers of the Church, the Doctors of the Church, or even the great Reformation theologians. It may be one way of improving the distribution/sharing of wealth, but not the only way. According to Acts of the Apostles, the earliest Christian community held all goods in common. No one kept anything for him or herself. Similarly, the great cenobitic communities of pagan, Christian, and other (such as Buddhist) traditions. In our contemporary times, the Focalare Economy of Communion takes a different approach to achieving a degree of equity in a community. In fact, in terms of spiritual development and commitment, these traditions offer something that Social Credit does not: personal gift and personal renunciation. Social Credit seems in some respects rather like a way of restoring the "commons", the pre-capitalist provision that certain lands were dedicated to communal purposes, so anyone could graze stock, gather wood, catch game, etc. of course, after the notorious Enclosure of the Commons, appropriation of that common resource for the private exploitation by the gentry, country-folk who snared a rabbit for the pot could hang for poaching.Social Credit seems to postulate an analogy to the "commons" in the society's endowment of technology, institutions, etc.  Please correct me if I misapprehend that point. G

Response:Yes, Social Credit is a method of restoring the commons within the context of an industrial or high-tech economy. By taking advantage of the flaw in the existing price system, i.e., the fact that the financial system creates costs in the form of debts to the banking system (since most production is undertaken on the basis of short-term and/or long-term bank loans) at a faster rate than it distributes incomes to consumers (in the form of wages, salaries, dividends, profits, etc.), Social Credit proposes to introduce a new principle of distribution that would represent the 'free gift' or 'free lunch' inherent to economic reality.

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LESSONS IN FREEDOM WE ALL NEED TO LEARN by Betty Luks

My interest was sparked by John Roskam’s article “In Government, Less Is So Much More” - Institute of Public Affairs, 27 January 2017.He writes:  According to the results of an international opinion poll released a few days ago, there's an "implosion of trust" around the world.  The findings of the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer reveal just 37 per cent of Australians trust the government. The comparable figure in the United States is 47 per cent, and 36 per cent in the UK.

Despite all the business bashing of recent times, Australians have more faith in business than their government, as 48 per cent of Australians say they trust business.  Only 32 per cent of Australians trust the media. To put that into perspective that's only one point higher in trust that the Russians have in their media, and it's 15 points lower than that for America.

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ALL ON BOARD FOR CHINA'S 'SILK ROAD' JOURNEY - TO HELL? by Betty Luks


 The headlines read:  'Silk Road' freight train from China arrives in Barking, UKThe first direct rail freight service from China to the UK has completed its 18-day trip and arrived in London.  The train left the city of Yiwu, on China's east coast, this month and travelled 7,500 miles (12,000km), crossing seven countries, before arriving at a freight depot in Barking.  The service delivered 34 containers of clothes and high street goods.China Railway already runs services between China and other European cities, including Madrid and Hamburg.  The service passed through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France before entering the UK via the Channel Tunnel.In order to make the journey, a number of different locomotives and wagons were used as the railways of the former Soviet Union states have a larger rail gauge.However, the rail firms say the service is still cheaper than air freight and faster than sending goods by sea.  The service is part of China's One Belt, One Road programme - reviving the ancient Silk Road trading routes to the West.Continue reading: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38666854

Question:  How are the British people going to buy China's goods when so many do not have jobs and depend on their welfare cheques, those who do have jobs already have so many financial commitments - let alone the taxation and other government charges  - and the private debt structure is so high?  I am reminded of that story Anthony Cooney tells of the American unionist attending the opening of the Ford Motor Company's first automated production line.  He was asked just  how he was going to collect the union dues from the automated machines - machines are not paid wages!   Wages are the workers' purchasing power.He smartly retorted:  How are you going to sell products to these machines? 

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‘DEMOCRACY’ IS …..by Betty Luks

I don’t know about you but I have a far different concept of what constitutes a ‘democracy’ than does the recently-retired American vice president, Joe Biden.
According to CBNC (18 Jan 2017) the fellow had this to say to the elites attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.“The gist of his speech was simple: At a time of "uncertainty" we must double down on the values that made Western democracies great, and not allow the "liberal world order" to be torn apart by destructive forces.”

The ‘destructive forces’ being of course the world’s people wanting their lives and nations back from the control of the ‘world elite’.
 
Biden, we read, also went after Russian President Vladimir Putin by name, saying he is using "every tool" in his power to whittle away the European project, and undermine Western democracies. Biden accused Putin of wanting to "roll back decades of progress."  Biden said Russia used "cyber aggression" to meddle in the U.S. election, an assertion supported by 17 U.S. intelligence agencies. He also warned that we will see further interference from Russia in the future and said the "purpose is clear" — that Putin wants to see a "collapse of the international order.""Simply put, Putin has a different vision of the future," the vice president warned…”

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MYTHS, LEGENDS AND SPIRITUAL SURVIVAL by Betty Luks October 2007

I recently came upon a copy of Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop's "War Diaries" published forty years after WWII. Sir Edward was one of Australia's great heroes. In the foreword British officer, Colonel Sir Laurens van der Post wrote of his brief experiences with the American and Australian soldiers of war, along with the British, in the early days of the Japanese internment and he described prison life as "the war within the War"

For the first three months and under the inspired leadership of (then) Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Dunlop, an all out effort was made to not only invest the resources available to them for "the physical well being" of the men, and to unite them as of the British-Commonwealth, but a "vast educational system was set up" to cater for their mental and spiritual well being.

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THE CAUSES OF WAR ARE IN EVERY VILLAGE by Betty Luks

It suddenly struck me that Professor Jordan Peterson and C.H. Douglas were/are really ‘on the same page’ – Douglas of course eighty years ago.  Also as Jordan Peterson says in one video segment there have been great advances in the last 50-100 years in the discipline of Psychology (just as in the understanding of the social credit within societies as Social Credit teaching brings out).

In his November 1934 BBC broadcast on “The Causes of War” Douglas asked the question, “Is Our Financial System to Blame?” In answering his own question, he thought it important there should be agreement on what was meant by ‘war’ and gave the technical definition of the time:“Any action taken to impose your will upon an enemy or to prevent him from imposing his will upon you.”

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Bring on the National Dividend!

Source:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-17/davos-world-economic-forum-confronts-globalisation-revolt/8188960Technology to have a bigger impact than globalisationHowever, Mr Minack said while it may be possible — not to mention also nonsensical and painful — to reverse globalisation, it is also most likely pointless as well, given an even bigger threat to jobs and wages is coming down the tracks.Technology and the developments in automation, robotics and artificial intelligence will simply eliminate the need for many unskilled workers in both developed and developing economies."I think that globalisation has had a bigger effect than technology on incomes of unskilled and semi-skilled workers over the past 15 years," Mr Minack said."But the next 15 years will see a reversal: technology, not globalisation, will likely become a major adverse influence on less-skilled workers' incomes."In other words, the globalisation debate heating up the chilly climes of Davos may well be already out of date.Sure, the threat of trade wars and insular politics still abound, but it could all be about battles that have already be lost and won, not ones to come.The dynamics that have led to disgruntlement and alienation are only likely to intensify from here.

WHAT IS ‘THE STATE’ FOR? by Betty Luks



In Dr. Jennifer Oriel’s opinion “Politicians are elected but by no means are they representative” (The Australian 16 January 2017).  In fact she thinks: “Political leaders are in a state of advanced denial about the decay of liberal democracy and their contribution to its decline.  Their refusal to adopt realism in analysing the root causes of rising nationalism, popular democracy and counter-revolutionary movements is self-serving. It enables the political class to sustain denial in the face of overwhelming evidence that their old world order of supranationalism, centralised power and political correctness has done incalculable harm to the free world…”

In fact, political scientist Dr. Oriel is on record as writing:  “Unless the major parties correct their course, it seems likely that a Donald Trump-style politician will rise to prominence in Australia. The appeal of populist and nationalist politicians lies in their novelty, their revival of patriotism and pride in Western culture. The five causes that fired Trump’s ascendancy are being championed by anti-establishment figures across the West. During the past week, three of those causes came to the fore in Australian politics: sovereign borders, the PC establishment and freedom of speech….” (The Australian 22 November 2016)

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THE LOGOS: IT’S IN THE VERY WARP AND WOOF by Betty Luks


Joanne Nova has posted on her website an article on an American climate scientist by the name of Judith Curry, which I think bears repeating:  “Judith Curry resigns — “battle of scientific integrity versus career suicide” It is sad to see that Judith Curry will not be continuing her research. The dead hand of buracademia drives out the best.

From Mark Steyn, who doesn’t hold back:  “…distinguished climate scientist Judith Curry had decided to resign from her position at Georgia Tech: The superficial reason is that I want to do other things… The deeper reasons have to do with my growing disenchantment with universities, the academic field of climate science and scientists.Dr Curry elaborates: A deciding factor was that I no longer know what to say to students and postdocs regarding how to navigate the CRAZINESS in the field of climate science. Research and other professional activities are professionally rewarded only if they are channeled in certain directions approved by a politicized academic establishment — funding, ease of getting your papers published, getting hired in prestigious positions, appointments to prestigious committees and boards, professional recognition, etc.

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